Researches on Spirulina

Spirulina is cultivated since 1967 for its exceptional nutritional qualities. His iron concentration quickly generated strong interest and several studies have been conducted to determine the bioavailability of iron from spirulina.

In-vitro studies

Puyfoulhoux et al. (2001), and Loh et al. (2005) compared the absorption of iron from Spirulina on a model of in vitro digestion (Caco-2 cells). In both cases, it was demonstrated the excellent bioavailability of iron and in the case of Puyfoulhoux, iron spirulina was considered equivalent to that of the iron of beef.

In-vivo studies

Further studies were carried out on models of the iron bioavailability in rats Spirulina.

The team of Johnson (1986) conducted the first study. Kapoor has made ​​three from 1992 to 1998, Loh, when to him, recently demonstrated (2006) that iron spirulina compared favorably and significantly with respect to iron sulphate of iron.

Clinical Studies

Two studies were conducted on humans to demonstrate the efficacy of Spirulina on anemia.

Mani et al. (2000) showed the positive effects of spirulina supplementation on at a young anemic women. Selmi et al. (2011) conducted a study on them anemic seniors. In both cases, the positive effect of Spirulina on anemia has been demonstrated.